Carolyn Byrne has come full circle into her role as associate dean and director of McMaster's School of Nursing. More than three decades ago she began her academic career in McMaster's School of Nursing, and this summer returned to her alma mater to lead one of the Faculty's largest and most innovative schools.
"I feel as though I have come home," says Byrne, who started her new role July 1. "The warm welcome that everyone has shown to me has been wonderful and has made this transition effortless. Working together, I am confident in the School of Nursing's future and anticipate great things to come."
Byrne started her career at McMaster in 1981 teaching in the undergraduate and graduate-nursing programs. She was chair of McMaster's Undergraduate Nursing Program, received the President's Award for Educational Leadership, and was a nurse consultant in the Mental Heath Nursing Hamilton Wentworth Public Heath Unit.
McMaster's School of Nursing, along with its college collaborators, Mohawk and Contestoga, recently received a seven-year accreditation from theCanadian Association of Schools of Nursing for its undergraduate BScN program — the highest accreditation level attainable.
The School of Nursing Newsletter for September 2014 is now available.
The Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health, in partnership with the McMaster School of Nursing and Homestead Christian Care, celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical teaching facility at the Perkins Centre in east Hamilton on July 10.
The School of Nursing at McMaster University is recognized as a World Health Organization/Pan- American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Centre.